Body of missing diver recovered

NEW ORLEANS – The body of a diver that went missing while spearfishing 30 nautical miles south of Intracoastal City was recovered Sunday.

Coast Guard to hold joint press conference regarding oil drilling platform fire

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Secretary for the Department of the Interior, BP, and Transocean will be holding a press conference to discuss ongoing operations surrounding the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) explosion, fire, investigation, SAR (search and rescue), and pollution response at 3:00 PM Central Time.

Coast Guard responding to oil drilling platform fire

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes, and cutters are responding to an explosion and fire aboard a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) approximately 52 miles Southeast of Venice. Watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard District Eight command center here received a report at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday of an explosion and fire aboard the MODU Deepwater Horizon. Reports...

Coast Guard returns port to normal hurricane season conditions

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has returned the Port of New Orleans to normal hurricane season port conditions.

Coast Guard rescues 2, searching for 1 after boat capsizes on Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has saved two people and is searching for one more in the Mississippi River near Fort Jackson, La., approximately 55 miles southeast of New Orleans, Monday.

Coast Guard responds to grounded crewboat

NEW ORLEANS -The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded crewboat that was reported to be taking on water approximately 8-miles south of South Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday Nov. 7. 2008.

Coast Guard responds to spill on Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has closed the Lower Mississippi River to all vessel traffic from mile marker 99 to mile marker 70, above Head of Passes, following the release of approximately 419, 286 gallons of #6 fuel oil that was spilled in the water when the chemical tank ship, Tintomara, collided with an American Commercial Lines barge which was being pushed by the tug boat, Mel Oliver, at...